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Phil   Link to this

The gate is marked on this 18th century map, between Ludgate Hill and Ludgate Street:

Terry F   Link to this

View of Ludgate before its demolition in 1760 with text on its history. © City of London

Bill   Link to this

Ludgate, one of the four ancient gates of the City, taken down November 1760, at the solicitation of the inhabitants of Farringdon Within and Farringdon Without . It stood immediately west of the church of St. Martin, Ludgate, between the church and the London Coffee-house. It is a popular notion that Ludgate takes its name from the mythical King Lud, by whom it was built sixty-six years before the birth of Christ . Dr. Edwin Freshfield supposes it to be derived from the word lode, a cut or drain into a larger stream.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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